Case Study

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher is a national fashion label that focuses on organic and sustainable clothing, with emphasis on natural designs. When they set out to update their store in the Mall at Chestnut Hill, they hired Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) to overhaul both the interior and exterior of the store.

Because it was located in a mall, alongside several other similar stores, it was important to make the space stand out. The design was intended to create a natural, welcoming aesthetic. The renovations began with the exterior, where CCI used floor-to-ceiling glass to invite shoppers into the space. Moreover, an oversized sliding door was constructed of maple slats to provide a uniquely open way to close the store. For the interior, everything from the floral arrangements on the display tables to the river rocks surrounding display pedestals was placed to suggest a natural setting. Energy efficient lighting and reclaimed wood flooring complete the look.

Throughout the store, architectural elements call to mind the dynamic interactions between culture, design, nature and beauty that are at the heart of the Eileen Fisher label. Everything about the space is designed and constructed to draw the shopper in, and to make the store stand out in the crowded retail area of the mall.

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Working with CCI is like having our own construction department; but more responsive and experienced."

Paul Brandes, Principal, Charter Realty

Whenever we asked them for ridiculous things, we got them. CCI understood what it took to successfully complete the project."

Ed Pletman, Executive Director, Striar JCC

Tough jobs don’t scare these guys and that’s exactly what we needed to renovate the public areas in our Boston high-rises."

Ted Morton, Vice President, Equity Residential Properties

The most important challenge is that we didn’t harm our business; this wasn’t just a few new fixtures this was top to bottom."

Steve Lambert, General Manager, Newton Sheraton

CCI was flexible, easy to work with entirely responsive. We got what we asked for – and then some."

David Southworth, President & CEO, Willowbend Development LLC

We had a very fast track project, with changes arising daily. CCI wasn’t fazed by us and stayed on top of the details."

Gregg Ribatt, Bennett Footwear Group

CCI’s people are not only top-notch constructors but also are skilled at meeting with my tenants, listening to their concerns, and finding solutions."

Don Earl Stedham, Vice President, Investments/Project Management, Regency Centers

CCI met and, indeed, exceeded my expectations of performance. What was built was what we envisioned, greeting everyone with visual suggestions of who we are."

Jeff Grady, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Rounder Records

CCI had a complete "can-do' attitude and made things happen. We couldn't have done it without you."

Janet Stegman, President, Stegman + Associates

When you find someone with enough experience to anticipate the problems that you are going to have, you want their help."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates

You bring intelligence, experience, and, most importantly, kindness, to every project."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates